Covéa Insurance takes to the catwalk

29th June 2015

Covéa Insurance is delighted to be one of four sponsors of the forthcoming ‘Style in the City’ event, an annual charity fashion show organised by the Insurance Institute of Manchester which is raising money this year for two good causes – Jump Space and Leisure for Autism.

This year’s event is a 1950’s vintage theme fashion show taking place on 3rd July at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. The IIM have taken a completely fresh approach to the 2015 show and it will feature exciting musical acts, food and fashion, all hosted by vintage singer Kiki DeVille, a previous contestant of The Voice.

Speaking about why Covéa Insurance sponsors the event, Sue Coffey, Head of Personal Lines at Covéa Insurance comments:

“We wanted to sponsor Style in the City because it’s such a worthy cause that brings the insurance industry together and touches us all. The event has been running for a few years now having been started by insurance broker Barry Thompson of Thompson Brothers, whose wife Christine survived cancer. Barry is an inspirational individual who has mobilised support from people across our industry to raise money for cancer charities, in particular, Christies hospital in Manchester, and we’re delighted to be involved. Style in the City is a memorable event and people really do enjoy it, but most importantly it gives us the opportunity to give something back.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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